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  • New York man gets 17 years in beating death of nursing home roommate

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former New York nursing home resident who pleaded guilty to clubbing to death his 71-year-old roommate has been sentenced to 17 years in prison, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Thomas Yarnavick, 67, pleaded guilty to first-degree...
  • Tommy Zeigler documentary raises 'A Question of Innocence'

    Tommy Zeigler documentary raises 'A Question of Innocence'
    The Winter Garden furniture-store owner on death row for the Christmas Eve 1975 murders of his wife and three others is the subject of a new television documentary airing this week, which aims to make the case he never received a fair trial. The...
  • Israeli police officer to be charged in beating of Palestinian teen

    An Israeli police officer caught on video brutally beating a Palestinian American teenager in Jerusalem will face both administrative and criminal charges, justice officials said Wednesday. Tariq Abukhdeir of Tampa, Fla., arrived with his family this...
  • Israel vows to cripple Hamas' Gaza forces, possibly with ground troops

    Israel vows to cripple Hamas' Gaza forces, possibly with ground troops
    Israel warned Wednesday that its offensive in the Gaza Strip would intensify in coming days as rockets launched by Hamas militants penetrated deeper than ever into the Jewish state and Israeli airstrikes killed more than two dozen people in the seaside...
  • Man who attacked Michigan soccer referee charged with murder

    Man who attacked Michigan soccer referee charged with murder
    The Michigan soccer player accused of assaulting a soccer referee as he was being ejected from a game late last month has been charged with the referee's death, prosecutors said. Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad, 36, who is accused of punching referee John...
  • Shooter in Spokane murder-suicide was given gun a day before shooting

    Shooter in Spokane murder-suicide was given gun a day before shooting
    The 37-year-old man who shot his wife and turned the gun on himself inside a Spokane, Wash., cancer center Tuesday had threatened to kill himself before and was given his firearm back a day before the shooting, police said. Spokane Police Chief Frank...
  • Death-Row Inmate's Case Goes Before Supreme Court Thursday

    Death-Row Inmate's Case Goes Before Supreme Court Thursday
    The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday on whether Russell Peeler Jr., convicted of ordering the 1999 killings of Karen Clarke and her 8-year-old son Leroy "B.J." Brown in Bridgeport, should have received the death penalty. Peeler, a former...
  • Husband's Charge In Death Of Wife Raised To Murder

     Husband's Charge In Death Of Wife Raised To Murder
    HARTFORD — An Enfield man initially charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of his chronically ill wife will now face a murder charge, a prosecutor said in court on Wednesday. Evidence uncovered since the May 23 arrest of John Dewees...
  • Ukrainian-born John K., investigated for Nazi crimes, dies aged 93

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A Ukrainian-born man investigated for murder as a part of a Nazi police force has died in the United States aged 93, Munich prosecutors said on Wednesday, ending their inquiry into the man's alleged crimes in 1942. Munich prosecutors,...
  • 2 street gangs divide up El Salvador's capital, bringing chaos to all

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Every day, as she travels to the food stall she operates, Mirna Isabel Villalta crosses an invisible but dangerous boundary. Her modest home is in a part of San Salvador controlled by the Mara Salvatrucha, a gang so ruthless and...
  • Man denied bail in June slaying of mother's boyfriend

    Man denied bail in June slaying of mother's boyfriend
    A 31-year-old West Side man was denied bail this afternoon after being accused of fatally shooting his mother's boyfriend after an ongoing dispute between the two, said prosecutors.  Courtney Watson, of the 4800 block of West Concord Place in the city's...